As the sun rose on a New Year and most people were waking up from a night out celebrating, two parents were holding their newborn son.

At exactly 8.17am on New Year’s Day, Brockley mum Laura Allum gave birth to 7lb 6oz baby Dylan at University Hospital Lewisham.

Baby Dylan was born by caesarean section and was one of 10 babies born on New Year's Day 2018 at the hospital.

Lauren said: "The maternity staff were so caring and the communication was excellent throughout. We would like to thank everyone for their help and the care they showed us.”

Dad Daniel Peters said: “Dylan was delivered by caesarean section and the staff in theatre couldn’t have been more reassuring. We are so happy with Dylan’s safe and vocal arrival.”

Mum and baby were looked after by midwife Sam Padain. She said: “As a midwife, working over Christmas and the New Year is extremely rewarding as the joy of birth is so special.

"I love my job and my role in supporting women to ensure they have the best personalised care, this is very important to me.”

University Hospital Lewisham also delivered some Christmas babies as nine were born there on December 25.

Meanwhile at the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 14 babies were born on New Year's Day and eight were born on Christmas day.